Q: How should a woman determine when to start praying after her menses? For example, if she has discharge for 3 days only so should she start praying after 3 days or she has to wait up to 6 or 7 days. What should she do if she thinks she has finished her menses and starts praying and then later she sees more blood or a brown discharge?
A: Once the bleeding stops, she should make ghusal and commence performing Salaah. If thereafter the bleeding recommences and ends within ten days from the commencement of her haidh, then she will regard this to be part of haidh. She will not be sinful for performing Salaah during the time the bleeding had stopped.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)